It's Groundhog day, now dubbed Marmot day in Alaska. Don't worry, the marmot doesn't have weather prognosticating responsibilities, that job is still Phil's -by the way did he see his shadow?
In weather news, we've had an unseasonably warm January. We only had 20 inches of snow and the average temperature was 26 degrees last month. It's been a mild winter so far - thanks el nino - we can hope the trend continues for the next 3 months (i.e. no snow shoveling, no avalanches, etc.)
I suppose the one downside is that I haven't done any skiing.